Thursday, September 25, 2014

New fantasy minis from Caesar and Alliance!

Photo credit to Mike the Bunkermeister
Via this thread at Benno's. Hannant's is listing a bunch of future releases from Caesar Miniatures and Alliance. In addition to new dwarf, orc, and half-orc sets, Alliance will be offering sets of zombies (about time!) and Amazons. Of the latter, the manufacturer says in the aforementioned thread: "Amazons of the Greek type. Is there and some fantasy." Which I take to mean that they'll be modeled in a generally Greek style, but adaptable to fantasy. At any rate, this would have been a great set to feature when I wrote this post.

Caesar's new offerings include more orcs, zombies, including a set of "modern" zombies along with a presumably more generic fantasy set; and more surprisingly, lizardmen and ratmen. I'll be very interested to see what these latter models look like; looks like you'd be able to run a Warhammer game using Caesar models alone. I'm also hoping that this new line also means Caesar will start restocking some of their harder-to-find original fantasy sets, particularly their elves.

I realize this is the second news post in a row, which seems like I'm cheating somehow. But I was very excited to find all this out and wanted to share. I'll show off some unpainted models in the near future.

Update (9/27): Confirmation a week ago from Michigan Toy Soldiers. "4th quarter releases," they say.

11 comments:

  1. The Greeks generally depicted Amazons in Scythian or Persian dress (e.g http://www.beazley.ox.ac.uk/dictionary/Dict/image/amazon2.jpg ) so it might mean they will look like that rather than Hoplites.

    Very interesting news though! I had begun to think the golden age of 1/72 was over.

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  2. This is fantastic news. Now if caeser could also do sci fi I would never have to go anywhere else.

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    1. Maybe you knew this, but Hannants has the two figure/vehicle kits that Orion produced for 1/72 sci-fi, including the first set which I thought was out of production.

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  3. it's very interesting to see that 2 manufacturers (and good ones!) plan to release Fantasy sets !!
    I understand that you're excited ! ;)

    Pictures ?? do you have some figures ?

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    1. Alas, I'm not that privileged! Red Box has previews of some of the new Alliance minis, but just of the dwarves and half-orcs. I haven't found anything on the Caesar figures apart from the Hannants page.

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  4. Very cool. I had heard via the inter web that Caesar dropped the fantasy line because it didn't sell- hopefully they have re-evaluated that decision.

    I very much liked the Alliance orcs and undead, and the half-orcs look promising.

    But the show-stopper will be the Amazons! I've waited forever (figuratively ;)) for a set of Amazons to be released in 1/72!

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    1. From a pure marketing perspective, I thought the Amazons set was a particularly inspired choice.

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  5. Fabulous news!
    I wonder if they have plans for the bad wizard's chariot and the half-orc pike block from the cover art as well.

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    1. half orc pike block is definitely one of the sets coming out and i think the wizard is mounted on a warg in the half orc cavalry set

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  6. Caesar lizardmen, ratmen, and camp zombies arrived on my doorstep in the US this week! Very nice - can't wait to see the Orcs. I hope they aren't plastic reissues of the Miniknights metal orcs. Maybe they'll be more heavily armed of mounted?"

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